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  1. 'Showrunners' Duo Detail the Doc's Impossible and Amazing Race to the Finish (Guest Column)

    3:00 pm PDT 10/31/2014
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    Des Doyle and Ryan Patrick McGuffey write about the journey — and inspiration — in making the film about TV's best and brightest READ MORE

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  2. Carlton Cuse, Matthew Weiner and More Celebrate at THR's Power Showrunners Luncheon

    12:02 pm PDT 10/10/2014
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    Writer and producer Carlton Cuse hosts a Q&A with writer and Emmy-winner David Milch READ MORE

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  3. The 50 Power Showrunners of 2014

    10:00 am PDT 10/08/2014
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    The writer-producers at the top of their ultracompetitive class share career lows, the spec scripts they'd rather forget and their stranger-than-fiction fan interactions READ MORE

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  4. 'Masters of Sex' Stars Interview Their Boss About the Show's Challenges and Sex Education on TV

    10:00 am PDT 10/08/2014
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    Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan query Michelle Ashford for THR's Power Showrunners Issue READ MORE

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  5. The Hollywood Reporter Names the 2014 Power Showrunners

    10:00 am PDT 10/08/2014
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    The writer-producers at the top of their ultracompetitive class share career lows, the spec scripts they'd rather forget and their stranger-than-fiction fan interactions READ MORE

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  6. 'Being Mary Jane's' Gabrielle Union Grills Her Bosses About Writing for a Black Audience: "We Actually Do Black on Purpose"

    10:00 am PDT 10/08/2014
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    "It's a popular thing now in TV to say, 'This character happens to be black,' " says Salim Akil READ MORE

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  7. Shonda Rhimes' Career in Pictures

    8:55 am PDT 10/08/2014
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    TV's most powerful showrunner is responsible for all of ABC's Thursday primetime lineup — including 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Scandal' and 'How to Get Away With Murder' READ MORE

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  8. 'Girls' Showrunner Jenni Konner on HBO's 'Money Shot' Policy

    11:21 am PDT 06/17/2014
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    The writer shares how they were allowed to get by with the network's blessing after using the racy shot in an emotional scene. "We kind of had a story motivated, emotional money shot and they let us keep it," says Konner. "So it really felt like we all grew together." READ MORE

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  9. Comedy Showrunner Roundtable: Watch The Full, Uncensored Interview

    11:06 am PDT 06/04/2014
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    Roundtable guests Marc Maron (Maron), Mike Judge(Silicon Valley), Chuck Lorre (Mom), Jenni Konner (Girls), Jenji Kohan (Orange Is the New Black), Mike Schur (Parks and Recreation) and Armando Iannucci (Veep). READ MORE

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  10. Inside THR's Comedy Showrunners Roundtable With Chuck Lorre, Mike Judge (Photos)

    11:04 am PDT 06/04/2014
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    Jenni Konner ("Girls"), Jenji Kohan ("Orange Is the New Black"), Mike Schur ("Parks and Recreation"), Armando Iannucci ("Veep") and Marc Maron ("Maron") talk fights with executives, racy scenes and job pressures. READ MORE

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  11. Comedy Showrunners Roundtable: Chuck Lorre, Jenji Kohan, Mike Judge on Ejaculation Shots, Awful Pitch Meetings and Salary Negotiations

    11:00 am PDT 06/04/2014
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    Seven hot writer-producers — also including Marc Maron ("Maron"), Jenni Konner ("Girls"), Mike Schur ("Parks and Recreation") and Armando Iannucci ("Veep") — sound off on everything from how they keep their casts happy to the too-personal storylines that have permanently severed relationships. READ MORE

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  12. Drama Showrunner Roundtable: Watch The Full, Uncensored Interview

    4:11 pm PDT 05/28/2014
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    Aaron Sorkin ("The Newsroom"), Matthew Weiner ("Mad Men"), Vince Gilligan ("Breaking Bad"), Carlton Cuse ("Bates Motel"), Nic Pizzolatto ("True Detective") and Ann Biderman ("Ray Donovan") reveal secrets of the high-pressure position. READ MORE

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  13. Drama Showrunner Roundtable: Watch the Full, Uncensored Conversation With Aaron Sorkin, Vince Gilligan, Matthew Weiner

    1:48 pm PDT 05/28/2014
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    For The Hollywood Reporter's annual Drama Showrunner Roundtable, six of TV's top creators — including Nic Pizzolatto ("True Detective"), Carlton Cuse ("Bates Motel") and Ann Biderman ("Ray Donovan") — talk job pressures, embarrassing sex scenes and fears of failure. READ MORE

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  14. THR Roundtable: Matthew Weiner, Vince Gilligan, Aaron Sorkin on Job Pressures, Embarrassing Sex Scenes, Fear of Failure (Video)

    9:00 am PDT 05/12/2014
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    For The Hollywood Reporter's annual Drama Showrunner Roundtable, six of TV's top creators talk fears they've already done their best work and how to follow up a hit. READ MORE

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  15. Inside THR's Drama Showrunners Roundtable (Photos)

    8:59 am PDT 05/12/2014
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    Aaron Sorkin ("The Newsroom"), Matthew Weiner ("Mad Men"), Vince Gilligan ("Breaking Bad"), Carlton Cuse ("Bates Motel"), Nic Pizzolatto ("True Detective") and Ann Biderman ("Ray Donovan") reveal secrets of the high-pressure position. READ MORE

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  16. Vince Gilligan Gives Matthew Weiner Advice for 'Mad Men' Finale

    8:50 am PDT 05/12/2014
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    "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan tells Matthew Weiner to enjoy what time has left on "Mad Men": Enjoy it while it's still going on, which is difficult because you're in the middle of it and you're working your ass off." READ MORE

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  17. Aaron Sorkin Reveals Racy Way Mary-Louise Parker Ended up on 'West Wing'

    8:50 am PDT 05/12/2014
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    The showrunner tells THR the actress left him a voicemail pitching herself: "Hi, this is Mary-Louise Parker. Josh Lyman [Bradley Whitford's character] badly needs to get laid, and I'm the one to do it." READ MORE

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  18. Vince Gilligan Teases 'Better Call Saul'

    8:50 am PDT 05/12/2014
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    The "Breaking Bad" creator says he's unsure if the spinoff will go down as good or bad in TV history. "Is this going to be 'Frasier' -- or 'After MASH?' I don't know yet. If it's 'After MASH' rather than 'Frasier, it won't be for a lack of hard work. READ MORE

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  19. 'True Detective' Showrunner Reveals His Homework for Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey

    8:50 am PDT 05/12/2014
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    Nic Pizzolatto tells THR he gave his stars boxed sets of "Deadwood" and "The Wire" when they arrived on set -- works he thought were key to his show. READ MORE

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